Isaiah saw the Glory (Isaiah 6:1-4).

Ezekiel saw the Glory (Ezekiel 1:26-28).

Moses saw the Glory (Exodus 33:18-21).

John, James, and Peter saw the Glory (John 1:14; Mark 9:2-3;
2 Peter 1:17).

“And we, who with unveiled faces all reflect the Lord’s
glory, are being transformed into his likeness with ever-increasing glory,
which comes from the Lord, who is the Spirit…. The god of this age has blinded
the minds of unbelievers, so that they cannot see the light of the gospel of
the glory of Christ, who is the image of God. For we do not preach ourselves,
but Jesus Christ as Lord, and ourselves as your servants for Jesus’ sake. For
God, who said, ‘Let light shine out of darkness,’ made his light shine in our
hearts to give us the light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of
Christ” (2 Corinthians 3:18; 4:4-6).

When we received the Gospel, we received the light of the
glory of Christ. This glory ever increases until that great day. If the glory
has gotten dim, then there is something seriously wrong. We are going to be in
glory with Christ.

I want to share with you the last two stanzas of Tersteegen’s
hymn “Midst the Darkness, Storm and Sorrow.”

Where no shade nor stain can enter,

Nor the gold be dim,

In that holiness unsullied,

I shall walk with Him.

Meet companion then for Jesus,

From Him, for Him, made—

Glory of God’s grace forever,

There in me displayed.


He who in His hour of sorrow

Bore the curse alone,

I who through the lonely desert

Trod where He had gone;

He and I, in that bright glory,

One deep joy shall share—

Mine, to be forever with Him;

His, that I am there.


Written November 1993.